Cheap Bat System

Pottery tip of the day:

Cheap Bat system that is AWESOME!!! All you need is an Old, but good, plastic bat….4 paint stirer sticks….hot glue and/or some very short screws (optional)…and some cheap, unglazed tiles, any kind will do, mine are a little rough on top and unglazed terracotta and I love them. First put the tile in the center of the bat. It doesn’t have to be exact, but really close is nice. Then mark where the tile sits. Next, take your paint sticks and cut them the length of the marked square (a little shorter is nice, like the picture, because it’s easier to pry the tile out). Next, hot glue the cut paint sticks in place, for a double protection we also screwed each in with very short little screws. Notice how mine are rusting, next time I will use stainless steel or brass screws. Wait until the glue is dry..then pop a tile in and throw, pry the tile out and pop another one in. Wa-la…instant and cheap tile bat system. (I have used this system for at least 8 or 9 years now and still love it)


I use 6x6x1/4″ quarry tile as bats and have learned this painfully. 😦 To avoid hitting the bat corners I cut a 6×6 hole in a plastic bat and mad a small hole on one edge to pry up the bat…avoids bumped knuckles!

  1. Gerard
    September 20, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Hello-I am trying to find some of that 6x6x1/4″ quarry tile. Where did you find yours? Thanks,Gerard

    • September 22, 2012 at 5:48 am

      Acutally at home depot. I just found some cheap, unglazed tiles. But that was about 10 years ago, or more…so not sure if they carry it now or not.

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